Job Posting Job ID : 36701 (Repost) Location : Vancouver - Point Grey Campus Employment Group : Management&Professional (AAPS) Job Category : Information Systems & Tech Classification Title : Info.
Sytems&Technlgy, Level C Business Title : LiteFarm Product Manager VP / Faculty : Faculty of Land & Food Systems Department : UBC Farm Salary Range : $66,787.
00 (minimum) - $80,176.00 (midpoint) - $96,212.00 (maximum) Full / Part Time : Full-Time Desired Start Date : 2020 / 03 / 01 Job End Date : Possibility of Extension : Yes 2020 / 08 / 31 Funding Type : Budget Funded Closing Date : 2020 / 03 / 31 Available Openings : 1 Return to Previous Page Guiding principle : "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE A COVER LETTER WITH THEIR RESUME. Job Summary We're looking for a skilled and experienced Product Manager to drive forward the development of an innovative open-source digital solution for sustainable farm management, and rollout across North America, Latin America and Europe.
This position will be responsible for strategic development of our open-source web application to help farmers improve sustainable economic, social and environmental outcomes of their businesses.
This Product Manager opportunity offers you a network of world class thinkers in agricultural development, to work alongside real world farmers to help them solve sustainability problems, and to democratize access to new technology for a more sustainable planet.
The Product Manager will be responsible for leading a team of developers, designers, and researchers, interfacing directly with founders and funders, and developing long-term sustainability strategy for the product within the our mandate for building open source and free solutions to improve digital inclusion in agriculture.
Organizational Status Reports to and works closely with the LiteFarm project leads, Dr Zia Mehrabi and Prof Hannah Wittman.
Collaborates with the LiteFarm team, UBC Faculty, national and international partners. Hires and supervises student interns and / or Work Learn students, external consultants and employees (e.
b) scaling, strategy, finances, budgeting, grant writing; c) team building and management; d) knowledge management.
a)Develop and communicate the product vision and strategy. Manage partnerships with farmer organisations, translate business to technical requirements.
Develop key performance indicators for the project, monitor and evaluate (e.g. adoption numbers, income impact for farmers, sustainability transitions.)
b)Do market research and competitive analysis. Develop long-term scaling plan and product road map. Fundraise and lead grant writing.
Create and implement a sustainable financial plan, and manage budget. Manage and implement marketing and communication activities.
c)Hire consultants and fixed term developers and UX / UI designers. Manage a team of UX, UI designers and developers, the backlog and day-day work fulfillment.
Prioritize feature development, prioritize bug fixes, run sprints, co-ordinate QA, manage user testing and plan and co-ordinate releases.
d)Write and document protocols and status of all the above for effective knowledge management.Fu Supervision Received Works under the direction of Dr Zia Mehrabi and Prof Hannah Wittman.
Exercises a high level of independent decision-making. Keeps Project Leads informed and up-to-date on issues through regular meetings.
Work is reviewed in terms of achievement of long-term goals. Supervision Given Supervises student interns / employees and consultants.
Responsible for managing and running day-day workings of LiteFarm team. Consequence of Error / Judgement Failure to fulfill job responsibilities could affect the reputation of CSFS and its future ability to attract funding, researchers, and students to contribute to the centre's academic / research portfolio, jeopardizing the viability of the Centre's core operations.
As the CSFS is seen as an integral component of UBC's Sustainability strategy, the innovation and quality of on-site sustainability research and teaching contributes towards the quality and success of UBC's broader sustainability efforts.
Qualifications Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Or technical diploma in product management. Minimum of three years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in managing digital web technology, leading products management on mobile applications and websites. At least 5 years experience in products management with a strong portfolio in identifying success in this role.
Proven track record of brining products to market across different geographies. Ability to develop and implement strategic business plans and KPI's with high level of creativity, strategy and industry know-how.
Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. Ability to identify, obtain, and effectively manage organizational resources (e.
g., people, materials, assets, budgets). Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships.
Extremely strong stakeholder engagement skills. Ability to conduct needs analyses, plan, organize, manage, monitor, complete, and evaluate projects within allocated time and resources.
Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. Top notch road mapping. .
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.
We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and / or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.